India Starch and Starch Derivative Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

India starch and starch derivative market is segmented by Type (Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Glucose Syrups, Hydrolysates, Modified Starch, and others); by Source (Corn, Wheat, Cassava, and Other Sources); and by Application (Food and Beverage, Feed, Paper Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Bioethanol, Cosmetics, and Other Industrial Applications)

Market Snapshot

India Starch and Starch Derivative Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.1 %

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Market Overview

The India starch and starch derivative market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • The market is majorly driven by the abundant availability of raw materials from which starch is derived, low production costs incurred by the manufacturers, and the presence of many new players in the market. Also, the market is highly impacted by the export-import factors, which add high value to the revenue. Due to high production and less consumption of starch and starch derivatives in India, exports contribute, to a larger extent, to the growth of the market studied. In addition, the functional properties possessed by starch derivatives have also been instrumental in promoting their use in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and bioethanol industries.
  • Furthermore, with increasing innovation, the applications in the confectionery segment are expected to grow, at a faster rate, which leads to an increase in the requirement of glucose-corn syrup in food applications. For instance, in July 2018, KMC launched a new CheeseMaker solution for the growing vegan consumer segment. Based on potato starch and naturally GMO-free and non-allergenic, it can be an alternative for diced, shredded, and sliced cheese.
  • However, inadequate manufacturing of specialty and modified starches to meet its demand from different sectors is restraining the market growth across the country.

Scope of the report

The Indian starch and starch derivatives market is studied for different types of starch derivatives such as maltodextrin, cyclodextrin, glucose syrups, hydrolysates, modified starch, and others. The market is also studied for different sources through which starch derivatives are derived include corn, wheat, cassava, and other sources; and its wide application in different end-user industries such as food and beverage, feed, paper industry, pharmaceutical industry, bioethanol, cosmetics, and other industrial applications.

By Type
Glucose Syrups
Modified Starch
By Source
Other Sources
By Application
Food and Beverage
Paper Industry
Pharmaceutical Industry
Other Industrial Applications

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Key Market Trends

Presence of Raw Materials In Abundance

The major raw material for the Indian starch and starch derivative market is maize. Other raw materials used are potato and tapioca but, the volume of starch production using these raw materials is small as compared to that from maize. The yield of maize in India has increased from 2,000 kilograms per hectare in 2009 -10 to 2,564 kilograms per hectare in 2014 -15. Of the total maize produced in India, nearly 10% - 12% is being consumed by the starch and its derivatives industry. Apart from maize, tapioca (cassava) is also used for the production of starches but in a limited quantity, due to the high demand-supply gap of tapioca. With an increase in the production rates, 19.66% and 15.71% of alternative raw materials, such as potato and wheat production from 2010 to 2016 respectively, though maize-derived starch is the most preferred substitute raw materials, like potato and tapioca, record a high and efficient yield, along with high availability in all the seasons of India.

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Rising Demand For Modified Starch

The modified starches segment has witnessed the highest growth in the starch and starch derivatives market in India. This is primarily due to the rising demand for low-calorie food products owing to the rising number of obese and diabetic people, and growing awareness toward health. The major sources for the modified starch industry are corn, potato, wheat, cassava, and tapioca. Corn is the dominant source for modified starch, while tapioca is the growing source of raw material for the industry. Also, growing consumer's demand for clean label products and functional foods across the country has triggered the market growth.

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Competitive Landscape

The Indian starch and starch derivatives market is competitive in nature having a large number of domestic and multinational players competing for market share. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. The key players dominating the country's market include both global players such as ADM, and regional players such as Tirupati Starch & Chemicals Ltd., Gayatri, Universal Starch Chem Allied Ltd., Sahyadri Starch & Industries Pvt. Limited, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Maltodextrin

      2. 5.1.2 Cyclodextrin

      3. 5.1.3 Glucose Syrups

      4. 5.1.4 Hydrolysates

      5. 5.1.5 Modified Starch

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Source

      1. 5.2.1 Corn

      2. 5.2.2 Wheat

      3. 5.2.3 Cassava

      4. 5.2.4 Other Sources

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.3.2 Feed

      3. 5.3.3 Paper Industry

      4. 5.3.4 Pharmaceutical Industry

      5. 5.3.5 Bioethanol

      6. 5.3.6 Cosmetics

      7. 5.3.7 Other Industrial Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 The Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.4.2 Tirupati Starch & Chemicals Ltd.

      3. 6.4.3 Gayatri

      4. 6.4.4 Universal Starch Chem Allied Ltd.

      5. 6.4.5 Sahyadri Starch & Industries Pvt. Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Gulshan Polyols Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Gujarat Ambuja Exports Limited


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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Starch and Starch Derivative Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The India Starch and Starch Derivative Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

ADM, Tirupati Starch & Chemicals Ltd., Gayatri, Universal Starch Chem Allied Ltd., Sahyadri Starch & Industries Pvt. Limited are the major companies operating in India Starch and Starch Derivative Market.

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